Tag: france
World 17:54

French Yellow Vests protester loses hand after hit by a police grenade

A Yellow Vest protester lost his hand in a stun grenade incident in Paris, when French police used projectiles to try to disperse a protest. AFP reports that the fighting broke out near the French National Assembly building, when protesters tried to push their way past the barricades, and burnt down...

World 16:20

France recalls ambassador to Italy citing ‘interference’

France recalled its ambassador in Italy for consultations in Paris on Thursday citing “interference” in its internal affairs. The move comes two days after Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio traveled to Paris to meet members of the Yellow Vest movement, which has been protesting against...

World 10:52

France on alert for snowfall, Eiffel Tower closes

Light snow fell on the French capital on Tuesday, causing some minor travel and transport disruptions and closures of monuments, as well as leading some enthusiasts to go snowboarding and take pictures. A winter storm began to spread from the Atlantic coast at daybreak on Tuesday, covering Normandy,...

World 09:46

French soldier faints during La Marseillaise after Macron speech

A soldier standing less than a meter away from Emmanuel Macron fainted as a group onstage sang the French anthem “La Marseillaise” after the president’s speech for the troops stationed in Chad, RT reported. The scene was captured by a live feed on Macron’s official Twitter account that broadcast...

World 22:39

France in shock after police officer draws gun on the “Yellow Vests”

A French police officer drew his gun and pointed it at the “Yellow vest” protesters who were throwing stones and even scooters at him and badly outnumbered fellow officers. In a major escalation of the weeks long protests in Paris, police used aggressive tactics to beat down the protesters...